February 17, 2016

AGTA Amends Code of Ethics-ICA Adopts AGTA Code in Writing Their Own
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) announced the amendments to their Code of Ethics and Principles of Fair Business Practice and presented recommended Source Disclosure language to the AGTA's strict Code of Ethics document.. MORE

Campbellian Wins 2016 AGTA Spectrum Buyer's Choice Award
Idex Online News
The 2016 AGTA Spectrum Awards winners were showcased at the recently concluded AGTA GemFair Tucson, where this year's Buyer's' Choice Award winner was Campbellian from New York, whose founder is Bella Campbell. MORE

AGTA GemFair Tucson 2016 Sees Increased Attendees
The 2016 AGTA GemFair Tucson from February 2 to 7 saw a "significant" increase in attending companies, with more buyers using preregistration, the show organizers said. MORE

WJA Adds New Programming to 2016 In The Know Conference
The Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) has added additional programming and new networking/experiential opportunities to its 2016 WJA In The Know Conference on March 10th at Convene, 730 Third Avenue, New York City. MORE

10 Things Rocking the Industry, February 2016
Rose Quartz may be Pantone's color of 2016--as pretty-in-pink singer Katy Perry reminded us on the red carpet-but emerald was the color of the 2016 Golden Globes. MORE

Gemfields Kicks Off New York Fashion Week Collaboration
Gem Konnect
Coloured gemstone miner Gemfields launched a partnership with the New York Fashion Week with a one-day exhibit and private event on Valentine's Day, that a company statement says, "celebrates rubies, love and the colour red." MORE

The revival of agate in jewellery design
The Jewellery Editor
Naturalistic agate is enchanting both antique jewellery collectors and modern independent designers alike. MORE

How About That Classic Jewelry at the Grammys?
The Grammy Awards red carpet is seldom surprising--except last night, when much of the jewelry I saw being worn by the music industry's A-listers was, atypically, quite tame. In many cases, in fact, at the 58th annual Grammy Awards, the jewels were downright classic. MORE

404.2-Carat Diamond That's Virtually Flawless Is Found in Angola
NBC News
A "spectacular" 404.2-carat diamond -- which is almost three inches long -- has been found in Angola. It is the 27th biggest ever discovered, according to the Australia-based Lucapa Diamond Company. MORE

Infographic: The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media Market Research
Mobile Marketing Watch
"Social media research and insight is a powerful tool for companies in this day and age, and in 2016, it's important to understand why." MORE